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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 12th, 2013


Ella Mae Merritt, 58, Cornelia
Ella Mae Merritt, age 58, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to express online condolences t ...
James Edward Pilgrim, 69, Mt. Airy
James Edward Pilgrim, age 69 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Pilgrim was born June 21, 1943 in Cleveland to A ...


Charlie James Poole, 80, Gainesville
Charlie James Poole, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Ruthalene Sosebee Murphy, 79, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday February 16, 2013 in Bethel Baptist Church in White County for Ruthaline Sosebee Murphy, 79, of Gainesville. The Rev. Shannon Rhodes ...


Estelle Walker, 92, Dahlonega
Estelle Walker was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born November 30, 1921. She died at the family home on February 12, 2013 after a long and difficult struggle wit ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James "Jimmy" Wesley Parr, Jr. 50, of Colbert, Ga. who passed away Tuesday February 12, 2013.Mr. Parr was born in Clearwater ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.